First published in 1929, this book is a continuation of Arthur Newsholme’s Evolution of Preventive Medicine, published in 1927, which was concerned with the possibilities in progress of prevention of disease, up to the middle of the nineteenth century. The current volume focuses on the modern period and looks at the work of Louis Pasteur in particular. It provides a complete overview of the subject of preventive medicine at the time, and should be used as the basis for more detailed study. The book will be useful to those in medical circles, as well as historians interested in medicine.
Table of Contents
Part 1: The Prevention of Specific Diseases 1. Introductory Considerations 2. Causation of Disease 3. The Earlier Work of Pasteur and His Predecessors 4. The First and Greatest Triumph in Application of Germ Theory 5. Earlier Discoveries in Bacteriology 6. Earlier Attempts at Specific Prophylaxis 7. The Prevention of Rabies 8. The Prevention of Diphtheria 9. Bacteriology in Relation to Immunity and to Diagnosis 10. The Prevention of Cholera 11. The Prevention of Enteric or Typhoid Fever 12. The Prevention of Undulant (Malta or Mediterranean) Fever 13. The Prevention of Louse-Borne Diseases 14. Hookworm disease (Ankylostomiasis) 15. The Prevention of Plague 16. Filariasos and Texas Fever 17. The Prevention of Malaria 18. The Prevention of Yellow Fever 19. The Prevention of Venereal Diseases 20. The Prevention of Tuberculosis Part 2: Some Physical and Social Conditions of Health 21. Air and Ventilation 22. Fog, Smoke, Sunlight 23. Housing and Occupation Part 3: Some Physiological Conditions of Health 24. The Prevention of Goitre and Cretinism 25. Excess and Deficiences of Food 26. Hormones and Vitamins 27. The Prevention of Rickets 28. The Prevention of Scurvy, Beri-Beri and Xerophthalmia 29. The Prevention of the Alcoholic Evil; Index